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table of contents Team Pictures..............................IFC Quick Facts/Roster......................... 1 Head Coach John Cayton.............. 2 Assistant Coaches.......................... 3 Meet the Hornet Men................... 4-8 Coming Attractions (Signees)......... 8 Meet the Hornet Women........... 9-12 2011 Results............................ 12-13 2011 All-MIAA Teams............... 14-15 The MIAA ..................................... 16 Milton Courts................................. 17 Welcome to ESU .................. 18-IBC Women’s Team Picture

Back Row: Coach John Cayton, Emily Huston, Talena Lorren, Amanda Morris, Nicole Jara, Alex Crowe and Coach Brandon Ewertz. Front Row: Shea Schmidt, Somer Schmidt, Abby Morris and Kirsten Ford.

Men’s Team Picture

Back Row: Coach John Cayton, Andrew Konetzni, Nick Stiefer, Matt Van Horn, Andrew Shipp and Coach Brandon Ewertz. Front Row: Mitchell Kibbe, Ethan Deckert, Shane Hollern and Nathan Wehrman.

Credits The 2011 Emporia State Tennis Media Guide was produced by the ESU Athletic Media Relations Office, Donald Weast, Director and Josh Slaughter, Assistant Director. Book Design by Josh Slaughter with editorial assistance from Don Weast. Cover design by Kat Dorcas. Photos by Stephen Coleman, ESU Sports Info. Mug shots courtesy of ESU ID Office. Guide was printed by ESU Printing Services.

2011 Hornet Rosters Men Ethan Deckert Shane Hollern Mitch Kibbe Andrew Konetzni Andrew Shipp Nick Stiefer Matt Van Horn Nathan Wehrman

JR FR SO FR SR SR JR FR

Women

Alex Crowe Kirsten Ford Nicole Jara Talena Lorren Abby Morris Amanda Morris Shea Schmidt Somer Schmidt

SO SR FR SR FR SR SR FR

Larned, Kan. Spring Hill, Kan. Conway Springs, Kan. Olathe, Kan. Topeka, Kan. Ben Wheeler, Texas Goddard, Kan. McPherson, Kan. Overland Park, Kan. Topeka, Kan. Lenexa, Kan. Lindale, Texas Salina, Kan. Salina, Kan. Larned, Kan. Larned, Kan.

General Information Location.................................................................................................... Emporia, Kan. Founded.................................................................................................................. 1863 Conference............................ Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) Enrollment.............................................................................................................. 6,005 Home Courts...................... George S. Milton Courts and Emporia High School Courts Capacity.................................................................................................................... 100 Colors...............................................................................................Black and Old Gold Nickname............................................................................................................Hornets President..............................................................................................Dr. Michael Lane Athletics Director......................................................................................... Kent Weiser Associate A.D. for Internal Affairs/SWA................................................ Carmen Leeds Associate A.D. for External Affairs......................................................... Shane Shivley Assistant A.D. for Media Relations............................................................. Don Weast Faculty Athletics Representative............................................................... Dr. John Rich Women’s Trainer........................................................................................Leslie Kinney Tennis Coaching Staff Head Coach.......................................................................John Cayton (Emporia State) Assistant..................................................................................................Branden Ewertz Record at ESU/(years) . ..................................................................................126-85/(6) ......................................................................................... 89-32 (Women), 47-54 (Men) Career Record (years).................................................................................. 126-86 (6) Tennis Office Phone............................................................................... (620) 341-6129 2011 Overall Record.................................................................................. Women 12-3 ...........................................................................................................................Men 7-9 2011 MIAA Record (Finish)................................................................. Women 6-2 (2nd) .................................................................................................................. Men 1-4 (4th) Athletic Media Relations Director..................................................................................................... Donald Weast Assistant Director ........................................................................ Josh Slaughter Media Relations Phone . ....................................................................... (620) 341-5526 Cell Phone.............................................................................................. (620) 344-6190 Media Relations Fax.............................................................................. (620) 341-5808 E-mail........................................................................................... dweast@emporia.edu

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Coach John cayton Head Coach John Cayton Sixth Season Coach John Cayton just completed his sixth season at Emporia State.The women’s teams has finished with a better than .500 record in every season since his arrival. In 2011 the Hornets went 12-3 and finished second in the MIAA. In 2010 they finished 11-7 including an upset win in the MIAA Tournament. In 2008 he led Hornet teams to their second straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Won MIAA Conference Women’s Title in  2007. Men qualified  as a team for the NCAA DII National Tennis Tournament for the first time in school history.

THE CAYTON FILE Head Coach Emporia State (136-86) 2011 M 7-9 W 12-3 2010 M 7-9 W 11-7 2009 M 8-8 W 9-8 2008 M 9-9 W 14-5 2007 M 10-7 W 16-3* 2006 M 6-12 W 17-6 Totals M 47-54 W 89-32 * North Central Region Coach of the Year

Head Coach Bethel College 04-05 2004-2005 Women 9-6 (KCAC Champions) Men’s team achieved the most NCAA DII wins in a single season school  Men 7-8 history (10) in 2007. The women’s team reached the “Sweet 16” in 2007 a t the NCAA DII National Tennis Tournament for the first time in school history. The women’s team has finished ranked top 32 in the nation in NCAA DII in for the last four years. Coached Marcela Bayon to the  ITA North Central Region Women’s Singles Title in 2006. Coached two dif ferent doubles teams to the ITA North Central Region Women’s Doubles  Titles in 2006 & 2007. Coached nine different women players to MIAA C onference 1st team selections in singles or doubles. Academically Cayton has coached two MIAA Conference Presidential Scholars, and six AllMIAA Academic Team and two ITA All-Scholar Athletes

United States Tennis Association 1996-2004 1996-2004 USTA Administration Vic Braden Tennis College 1995-96 1995-96 Instructor

Assistant Coach Emporia State University 1994-95 Women 13-2 Before coming to ESU he spent a season as the head men’s and women’s Men 13-3 tennis coach at Bethel College in North Newton, Kan. In his first year, the Threshers women’s team won the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) championship and advanced to the NAIA regional tournament. Cayton worked for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) in Kansas City, Mo. and in Champaign, Ill. for eight years prior to coaching at Bethel.

Cayton is certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and has taught tennis in the public parks, country club, resort, and school settings. He coached at Emporia HS from 1991-94 and was the head girls coach in the fall of 1993. He served as a graduate assistant coach at Emporia State during the 1994-95 school year. He played #1 singles for the Hornets and was named to the All-District 10 team in 1991. The Hornet men were 39-20 during his career and posted a 12-4 record his senior year. He is still an avid tennis player, having recently been ranked in the Top 10 in Men's Open Singles in both the Kansas and Heart of America USTA Districts.

John and his wife Julie have two sons and one daughter.

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Coach Emporia High School 1993-94 Head girls coach 1991-93 Assistant coach Education BS - Emporia State University 1991 MS - Emporia State University 1994 Playing Career Emporia State 1987-91 •All-District 10 1991 •Men’s Team Records 1991 12-4 1990 9-5 1989 10-5 1988 8-6 Total 39-20


Hornet Assistants Branden Ewertz Graduate Assistant Coach Viola, Kansas

This was Branden’s second season as the graduate assistant coach after spending two seasons as the student assistant. Before coming to ESU, Branden played #2 singles and #1 doubles for Bethany College. After transferring to ESU, Branden suffered a career ending injury during his first year as a player. Branden is now getting his masters in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Graduated from Conway Springs High School in 2005 where he lettered in tennis for all four years and helped them to their first Tennis State Championship in school history. He was also a part of the 2002 3A State Champion football team. Brandon was born on December 22, 1986. He was a business management major from Viola, Kansas and is the son of Brent Ewertz and Tim and Patty Taton.

Second Team All-MIAA Kirsten Ford

First Team All-MIAA Amanda Morris

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ESU Men Ethan Deckert Junior Larned, Kansas Barton County Community College

2011 Went 1-2 in three starts at #6 singles. Barton County Community College Played tennis for one season for the Cougars..was named KJCCC All-Academic Selection. High School Was a four year letter winner in tennis, a two year letter winner in football and wrestling at Larned High School...made it to the quarterfinals of the 4A state tournament during the 2007 season... Personal A Biochemistry and Molecuar Biology major, his parents are Richard and Andrea Deckert, he was born on December 14, 1989

Mitchell kibbe Sophomore Conway Springs, Kan. Conway Springs High School 2011 He went 7-8 in singles spending most of his time in the #3 slot where he went 6-7 on the year. Went 11-5 along with Matt Van Horn in #3 doubles to have the Hornets best doubles record. 2010 He was named honorable mention All-MIAA. He went 7-8 overall in singles play this season going 3-0 in #6 singles. He went 5-7 in doubles play predominantly playing with Matt Van Horn in #3 doubles this year. High School Was a letter-winner in both tennis and basketball for the Cardinals of Conway Springs High School...in 2009 won the 3-1A State Championship in singles after going 34-1 on the season in singles play...in 2008 finished third in singles at the 3-1A State Championship...in 2007 finished third in singles at 3-1A State. Personal He is a computer operating systems major.

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ESU MEN Andrew konetzni Freshman Olathe, Kan. DeSoto HS

2011 He went 5-10 with most of his matches coming at #4 singles. He went 5-4 along with Nathan Wehrman in #2 and #3 doubles where they went 3-0 this season. High School A 2010 graduate of DeSoto High School...finished fourth at the 4A State Championships during the 2010 season. Personal A Health Promotions major, he is the son of Pamela Konetzni, born on March 15, 1992

Andrew Shipp Senior Topeka, Kan. Johnson County CC 2011 Went 7-8 in singles, mostly at #2 and went 6-10 overall in doubles. 2010 Was injured. 2009 Went 3-2 at the #4 singles position for the Hornets this season. joHnson county community college Was a member of the fourth place finishing team at Nationals, while making it to the quarterfinals in doubles at the national tournament. Was also a singles player for the Cavaliers during the 2007-08 seasons. HigH scHool Was an Topeka Capitol Journal All-City Selection during his senior season at Shawnee Heights High School. Was a letter winner in tennis for the Thunderbirds. Won at regionals and made the state semi-finals during his senior season. Was a three time All-City Selection in high school. personal An Athletic Training Major he was born on February 15, 1987.

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ESU Men Nick Stiefer Senior Ben Wheeler, Texas Seminole State College 2011 Went 3-13 at #1 singles for the Hornets...went 4-2 at #1 doubles for ESU. 2010 Went 2-0 in singles and went 3-10 in #1 doubles. Seminole State college Was a two year competitor in Tennis for the Trojans. High School He was a letter winner in tennis at Van High School in Van Zandt County Texas, placing third in the 3A State Championship his senior year. Personal A biology major at Emporia State, he was born on August 9, 1989 to parents Arbrey and Linda.

Matt Van Horn Junior Goddard, Kan. Goddard High school 2011 Was 9-6 going 6-2 at #6 singles this year...went 11-5, 9-4 at #3 doubles. 2010 Went 10-5 in singles including going 3-0 at #6 singles. Was 8-8 on the season in doubles. 2009 Went 8-2 in singles this season going 7-2 at the #6 position for Emporia State. Had the best winning percentage on the team. Was 8-7 in doubles competition this year. High School A 2008 graduate of Goddard High School where he lettered in Tennis for the Lions. He finished third all-time in single season doubles wins during the 2008 season. Was a 2008 All-State selection after finishing fourth at the 5A State Tennis meet. Personal A Business major, Matt was born on February 19, 1990 and his parents are Mark and Diana.

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ESU MEN Nathan Wehrman Freshman McPherson, Kan. McPherson High School

2010 Was named honorable mention All-MIAA this season...went 9-5 in singles, having his best success at #5 singles where he was 4-2...was 8-8 overall in doubles competition. High School A 2010 graduate of McPherson High School...won the 2010 State Championship in doubles at the Class 5A level...also won the 2009 State Championship in doubles...finished fourth in the state in 2008 in doubles. Personal Son of Kathryn and James Wehrman, is a Business major.

2011 Tennis Recruits Men Andrew Davids - Topeka West High School (Topeka, Kan.) Matt Edwards - Johnson County Community College (DeSoto, Kan.)

Women Taylor Smith - Washburn Rural High School (Topeka, Kan.) Jennifer Gerhardt - Blue Valley West High School (Olathe, Kan.) Tiffany Khounsombath - Maize High School (Maize, Kan.)

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ESU women Alex Crowe Sophomore Overland Park, Kan. Shawnee Missouri Northwest High School

2010 Was named honorable mention All-MIAA for the Hornets in both singles and double...went 7-5, 5-5 at #5 singles...was 11-4 with Telana Loren in #2 doubles. 2010 Went 7-4 in #6 singles, good enough to earn first team All-MIAA honors. She was 7-7 in #2 doubles on the season. High School Was an All-State competitor in both Softball and Tennis at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. Qualified for the 6A State Championships during both her junior and senior season, taking seventh place her senior year. Personal She is a molecular biology major, born December 28, 1990.

Kirsten Ford Senior Wakarusa, Kansas Shawnee Heights High School 2011 Was named Academic All-District...was named second team All-MIAA in both singles and doubles...went 10-3, 6-2 at #6 singles...was 13-2 at #3 doubles with Abby Morris. 2010 Went 11-3 in #3 doubles with Emily Huston as both were named honorable mention AllMIAA. Went 8-6 on the season in #5 singles. 2009 Was 6-11 in singles matches this season while going 7-8 in #2 doubles with Emily Huston. 2008 Was Honorable Mention All-MIAA in singles this season where she was 3-2 this in #6 singles. She was 4-9 in doubles this season. High School A 2007 graduate of Shawnee Heights High School where she was a four-year letter winner in tennis for the Thunderbirds... was an All-City selection in the 2004-06 seasons and was a All-State performer during the 2005 season. Personal A Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major, Kirsten was born on June 29, 1989... her parents are Tom and Elaine Ford...her dad Tom Ford was a member of the ESU football team.

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ESU women Nicole Jara Freshman Lenexa, Kan. St. Thomas Aquinas High School

2011 Was named second team All-MIAA in doubles and honorable mention All-MIAA in single...went 10-5 at #1 singles for the Hornets...was 13-2 with Amanda Morris in #1 doubles. High School Was a State Champion in Class 5A during both her junior and senior season at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Lenexa, Kan. Personal Daughter of Gil Jara and Cathy Grenz, is a Nursing major...born on October 21, 1991.

TAlena Lorren Senior Lindale, Texas Colin County Community College

2011 Was named honorable mention All-MIAA in doubles...went 6-8 at #3 singles... went 11-4 in #2 doubles with Alex Crowe. 2010 She went 5-1 in #2 singles and was 10-7 overall in doubles competition this season. Collin county community college Was ranked as high as #48 in the nation in Women’s Tennis during her two years at Collin County Community College. High School Was second in the state of Texas in Mixed Doubles at the 3A level during her senior season at Lindale High School.

Personal Daughter of Tom and Linda Lorren, is a biology-pre dental major...was born on May 16, 1989.

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ESU women

2010

ABBY MORRIS Freshman Salina, Kan. Salina Central High School

Went 3-0 in #6 singles competitions this season. High School Was third at the 2009 5A State Championships in doubles while at Salina Central High School.

Personal Daughter of Dave and Sarah Morris...is the sister of ESU senior Amanda Morris. Amanda Morris Senior Salina, Kansas Salina Central High School 2011 Was named Academic All-District...was named first team All-MIAA in singles for the second straight season...went 13-1 in #2 singles and had the Hornets best singles record for the third straight season...went 13-2 in #1 doubles and was named second team All-MIAA.

second team All-MIAA.

2010 Earned first team All-MIAA honors along with doubles partner Michelle Barger as they went 15-3 in #1 doubles and went 7-0 in MIAA play. Was 14-4 overall in singles having the best singles record for the second straight season where she was named

2009 Had a team best singles record of 10-6 on the year in #1 singles. She was named honorable mention AllMIAA in #1 doubles where she and teammate Michelle Barger went 13-4 this season. 2008 Was the MIAA Freshman of the Year after being named MIAA Honorable Mention in both singles and doubles. She was 14-3 this season in #3 singles and also went 14-3 in doubles with playing partner Audrey Sherman. High School A 2007 graduate of Salina Central where she lettered in tennis, basketball and softball all four years for the Mustangs...was a All-State and All-League performer all four years of her high school career...was the state champion her senior season after placing fourth, second and third in the previous years...had a school record 121 career wins...was a member of the 2003 and 2004 state champion teams. Personal A Nursing major, Amanda was born on August 8, 1988...her parents are Dave and Sarah Morris.

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ESU women Shea Schmidt Senior Larned, Kan. Barton County Community College

2011 Was named honorable mention All-MIAA in #4 singles where she went 8-3 on the year. Barton County Community College Made it all the way to the Flight 3 Championship in doubles at the NJCAA National Championships while at Barton County. High School She went 32-3 in singles her senior season and 24-0 as a junior...won the league title in 2006 and placed 4th at state in 2005 and 2006...was a combined 82-5 during her four years at Larned High School. Personal Is a biology major.

Somer Schmidt Freshman Larned, Kan. Larned High School

2011 Went 3-0 in #5 and #6 singles during the season for the Hornets. High School Lettered in tennis and basketball at Larned High School. Personal Is a business major at Emporia State.

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women’s results 12-3 Overall, 6-2M MIAA

SINGLES

DATE

OPPONENT

W/L SCR

March 5, 2011

McPherson

W

March 9, 2011

at Mo. Western

DOUBLES

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6 #1

#2

#3

9-0

W

W

W

W

W

W W

W

W

W

8-1

W

W

L

W

W

W W

W

W

March 15, 2011 at SW Baptist

W

5-4

L

W

L

W

W

W L

L

W

March 17, 2011 at NW Missouri

W

5-4

L

W

L

W

L

W W

L

W

March 25, 2011 Fort Hays St.

W

8-1

W

W

L

W

W

W W

W

W

March 30, 2011 Washburn

L

4-5

W

L

W

L

L

W L

W

L

April 1, 2011

at Lincoln

W

9-0

W

W

W

W

W

W W

W

W

April 4, 2011

Friends

W

9-0

W

W

W

W

W

W W

W

W

April 6, 2011

William Jewell

W

5-4

L

W

L

W

L

L W

W

W

April 8, 2011

Truman

W

8-2

W

W

L

W

L

W W

W

W

April 12, 2011

Baker

W

9-0

W

W

W

W

W

W W

W

W

April 14, 2011

at Neb.-Omaha

L

4-5

W

W

L

L

W

L W

L

L

April 16, 2011

Newman

W

8-2

L

W

W

W

L

W W

W

W

April 21, 2011

vs. Fort Hays St. W

7-0

W

W

W

W

UF

UF W

W

W

April 22, 2011

vs. SW Baptist

2-5

L

UF

L

L

L

UF W

L

W

L

Women Overall Duals #1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

Crowe,Alex Ford,Kirsten Jara,Nicole Lorren,Talena Morris,Abby Morris, Amanda Schmidt,Shea Schmidt,Somer Totals

--- --- --- --- --- 13-1 --- --- 13-1

--- --- --- 6-8 --- --- 1-0 --- 7-8

2-0 2-0 --- --- --- --- 8-3 --- 12-3

5-5 2-1 --- --- --- --- --- 1-0 8-6

--- 6-2 --- --- 3-0 --- --- 2-0 11-2

7-5 10-3 10-5 6-8 3-0 13-1 9-3 3-0 61-25

7-5 10-3 10-5 6-8 3-0 13-1 9-3 3-0 61-25

--- --- 10-5 --- --- --- --- --- 10-5

Doubles Overall Duals

#1

#2

#3

Jara,Nicole/Morris, Amanda Crowe,Alex/Lorren,Talena Ford,Kirsten/Morris,Abby Totals

13-2 --- --- 13-2

--- 11-4 --- 11-4

--- --- 13-2 13-2

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13-2 11-4 13-2 37-8

13-2 11-4 13-2 37-8


men’s results 7-9 Overall, 1-4 MIAA

SINGLES

DATE

OPPONENT

W/L SCR

March 5, 2011

McPherson

W

March 9, 2011

Tabor

DOUBLES

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6 #1

#2

#3

8-0

W

W

W

NR

W

W W

W

W

W

8-1

L

W

W

W

W

W W

W

W

March 12, 2011 SE Okla. State

W

5-4

L

W

L

W

W

W L

L

W

March 15, 2011 at SW Baptist

L

L

L

L

L

L

L L

L

L

March 17, 2011 at NW Missouri

L

1-8

L

L

L

L

L

L L

L

W

March 30, 2011 Washburn

L

1-8

L

L

L

L

L

W L

L

L

April 2, 2011

at Wichita State

L

0-9

L

L

L

L

L

L L

L

L

April 2, 2011

at KWU

W

9-0

W

W

W

W

W

W W

W

W

April 4, 2011

Friends

W

6-3

L

W

L

W

W

W L

W

W

April 6, 2011

William Jewell

L

1-8

L

L

L

L

L

L L

L

W

April 8, 2011

Truman

W

5-4

L

L

L

W

W

W L

W

W

April 9, 2011

Bethany

L

2-7

L

L

W

L

W

L L

L

L

April 12, 2011

Baker

W

9-0

W

W

W

W

W

W W

W

W

April 14, 2011

at Neb.-Omaha

L

4-5

L

L

L

W

W

L L

W

W

April 16, 2011

Newman

L

3-6

L

W

L

L

L

W L

L

W

April 21, 2011

vs. Neb-Omaha

L

2-5

L

L

UF

L

W

UF L

L

W

0-9

Men Overall Duals #1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

Deckert,Ethan Kibbe,Mitchell Konetzni,Andrew Shipp,Andrew Steifer,Nick Van Horn,Matt Wehrman,Nathan Totals

--- 1-1 --- 7-7 --- --- --- 8-8

--- 6-7 0-1 0-1 --- --- --- 6-9

--- --- 3-7 --- --- --- 3-2 6-9

--- --- 0-2 --- --- 6-2 4-2 10-6

1-2 --- 2-0 --- --- 3-4 2-1 8-7

1-2 7-8 5-10 7-8 3-13 9-6 9-5 41-52

1-2 7-8 5-10 7-8 3-13 9-6 9-5 41-52

--- --- --- --- 3-13 --- --- 3-13

Doubles Overall Duals

#1

#2

#3

Shipp,Andrew/Steifer,Nick Kibbe,Mitchell/Van Horn,Matt Konetzni,Andrew/Wehrman,Nathan Konetzni,Andrew/Steifer,Nick Shipp,Andrew/Wehrman,Nathan Totals

3-6 --- --- 1-6 --- 4-12

--- 2-1 2-4 --- 3-4 7-9

--- 9-4 3-0 --- --- 12-4

3-6 11-5 5-4 1-6 3-4 23-25

3-6 11-5 5-4 1-6 3-4 23-25

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Women’s all-miaa team FIRST TEAM 1S: Mehak Singh, Fr., Southwest Baptist** 2S: Amanda Morris, Sr., Emporia State 3S: Faiga Schmidt, So., Southwest Baptist** 4S: Jamie Blackim, Jr., Washburn 5S: Jenna Hendrickson, Sr., Southwest Baptist 6S: Kristin McKee, Jr., Washburn 1D: Jamie Blackim (Jr.)/Alyssa Castillo (Jr.), Washburn 2D: Mehak Singh (Fr.)/Andjela Panovski (Fr.), Southwest Baptist 3D: Sureena Weir (Sr.)/Alison Wulff (Jr.), Northwest Missouri

Amanda Morris

Second Team 1S: Erika Leston, Jr., Northwest Missouri 2S: Alexis Bartek, Fr., Northwest Missouri 3S: Sureena Weir, Sr., Northwest Missouri 4S: Andjela Panovski, Fr., Southwest Baptist 5S: Alyssa Castillo, Jr., Washburn 6S: Kirsten Ford, Sr., Emporia State

Amanda Morris

Kirsten Ford

Nicole Jara

Abby Morris

1D: Nicole Jara (Fr.)/Amanda Morris (Sr.), Emporia State 2D: Alexis Bartek (Fr.)/Emily Hoffman (So.), Northwest Missouri 3D: Kirsten Ford (Sr.)/Abby Morris (Fr.), Emporia State

Honorable Mention Emporia State: Nicole Jara, Fr., 1S; Shea Schmidt, Jr., 4S; Alex Crowe, So., 5S/2D; Talena Lorren, Sr., 2D Fort Hays State: Amy Guilliams, So., 6S Nebraska Omaha: Samantha Thomas, Jr., 3S/2D; Jessica Hottman, Fr., 5S/3D; Heather Hottman, Jr., 2D; Caitlin Christy, Jr., 3D. Northwest Missouri: Leslee Feldhaus, Fr., 1D; Erika Leston, Jr., 1D; Southwest Baptist: Adrienn Kovacs, So., 2S/1D; Crystal Guiot, Jr., 6S/3D; Faiga Schmidt, So., 1D; Jenna Hendrickson, Sr., 3D. Truman: Kelsey Kuykendall, Sr., 1S; Ellen Russell, Jr., 3S; Dagmar Velez, Jr., 5S Washburn: Whitley Zitsch, Jr., 2S/2D; Morgan Rainey, Jr., 2D; Annie Doole, Jr., 3D; Elektra Hunter, Fr., 3D. PLAYER OF THE YEAR Mehak Singh, Fr., Southwest Baptist FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Mehak Singh, Southwest Baptist COACH OF THE YEAR Mark Rosewell, Northwest Missouri SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD Crystal Guiot, Jr., Southwest Baptist

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Nicole Jara

Shea Schmidt

Alex Crowe

Talena Lorren


men’s all-miaa team FIRST TEAM 1S: Malcolm Harrison, Sr., Northwest Missouri** 2S: Jorge Margiotta, Jr., Southwest Baptist** 3S: Vijit Sehgal, Sr., Northwest Missouri 4S: Daniel Cardona, Fr., Southwest Baptist 5S: Bobby Florence, Fr., Washburn 6S: Giovanni Auricchio, Sr., Northwest Missouri** [r1] 1D: Domingos Carissimo (So.)/Jorge Margiotta (Jr.), Southwest Baptist** 2D: Malcolm Harrison (Sr.)/Daniel Quesada (Sr.), Northwest Missouri** 3D: Philip Hultquist (Fr.)/Giovanni Auricchio (Sr.), Northwest Missouri** **Unanimous Selection [r1] - Repeat first team selection from last season SECOND TEAM 1S: Domingos Carissimo, So., Southwest Baptist 2S: Calvin Patterson, Jr., Northwest Missouri 3S: Jorge Palacios, Jr., Southwest Baptist 4S: Philip Hultquist, Fr., Northwest Missouri 5S: Daniel Quesada, Sr., Northwest Missouri 6S: Juan Estepa, Fr., Southwest Baptist 1D: Vijit Sehgal (Sr.)/ Calvin Patterson (Jr.), Northwest Missouri 2D: Bobby Florence (Fr.)/Matthew Leffler (Fr.), Washburn 3D: Daniel Cardona (Fr.)/Juan Estepa (Fr.), Southwest Baptist Honorable Mention Emporia State: Nathan Wehrman, Fr., 5S. Nebraska Omaha: Andrew Lescelius, So., 5S; Eric McKnight, So., 2D; Anthony Forcucci, Fr., 2D. Southwest Baptist: Tyler Welch, Sr., 5S/2D; Jorge Palacios, Jr., 2D. Truman: Joe Murphy-Baum, Fr., 6S/3D; Mike Merchant, Fr., 3D.

Nathan Wehrman

Washburn: Arkadiusz Kozaczuk, Fr., 1S/1D; Pascal Laucht, Fr., 2S/1D; Steven Fletcher, Fr., 3S/3D; Matthew Leffler, Fr., 4S; Samir Haikal, Jr., 6S/3D.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR Malcolm Harrison, Sr., Northwest Missouri FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Arkadiusz Kozaczuk, Washburn COACH OF THE YEAR Mark Rosewell, Northwest Missouri SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD Giovanni Auricchio, Sr., Northwest Missouri

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the miaa MIAA Membership University of Central Missouri Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warrensburg, Mo. Mascot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mules Emporia State University Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emporia, Kan. Mascot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hornets Ft. Hays State University Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hays, Kan. Mascot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tigers Lincoln University Location . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeffierson City, Mo. Mascot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tigers Missouri Southern State University Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joplin, Mo. Mascot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lions Missouri Western State College Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Joseph, Mo. Mascot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Griffons University of Nebraska-Omaha Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Omaha, Neb. Mascot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mavericks Northwest Missouri State University Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maryville, Mo. Mascot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bearcats Pittsburg State University Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pittsburg, Kan. Mascot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gorillas Southwest Baptist University Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bolivar, Mo. Mascot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bearcats Truman State University Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kirksville, Mo. Mascot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bulldogs Washburn University Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Topeka, Kan. Mascot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ichabods

MIAA Staff Commissioner Dr. Bob Boerigter Office - (816) 421-6422 bboer@themiaa.com Director of Communications Kellen Coleman Office - (816) 421-6422 kcoleman@themiaa.com Coordinator of External Affairs Larry House Office - (816) 421-6422 lhouse@themiaa.com

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Over the past 95 years, the MIAA has gained the reputation of being one of the top NCAA Division II conferences in the nation. MIAA student-athletes have won 12 NCAA team championships and, since 1964, 153 individual national titles. The MIAA currently conducts championships in eight sports for men and eight for women. For the men, champions are crowned in football, cross country, basketball, indoor and outdoor track & field, baseball, tennis and golf. The women compete for titles in volleyball, cross country, soccer, basketball, indoor and outdoor track & field, softball, golf and tennis. The MIAA turned a new page on July 1, 1992, when the NCAA Division II conference changed its name from the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. The decision to make the change originated in 1989, when Pittsburg State University and Washburn University became the first schools outside the state of Missouri to gain membership in the MIAA. The conference was first organized in 1912 with 14 member institutions. Of those original members, the University of Central Missouri, Truman State University, and Northwest Missouri State University still remain a part of the MIAA. The first change in membership came in 1924, when the MIAA reorganized to include only the five regional Missouri state colleges: Central, Truman (at the time known as Northeast Missouri State), Northwest, Southeast Missouri State University and Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State). Over the next 56 years, three schools joined the membership: the Missouri School of Mines (later the University of Missouri-Rolla) in 1935, Lincoln University in 1970, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1980. The 1980s brought the biggest changes in the conference. In 1981, Southwest Missouri State University opted to move to NCAA Division I and the MIAA appointed its first full-time commissioner, Ken Jones, in July.

He would be in the position for 16 years, retiring in 1997. Former Gulf South and Metro commissioner Ralph McFillen succeeded Jones, serving 10 years before his retirement in 2007. Jim Johnson succeeded McFillen in July of that year. Dr. Bob Boerigter was named the new commissioner in late 2010. Southwest Baptist University brought membership back to eight schools in 1986, before the major expansion of the conference in 1989. Pittsburg State, Washburn, Missouri Southern and Missouri Western formerly members of the Central States Intercollegiate Conference began competition in the 1989-90 season. Southeast Missouri State left the MIAA following the 1990-91 season to move on to NCAA Division I, and was replaced by Emporia State University in the 1991-92 season. In 1996 Missouri St. Louis left the league and was followed by Missouri Rolla in 2005. Lincoln forfeited their membership in 1999. Fort hays State joined the league in 2006 and NebraskaOmaha came in during the 2008 season. Lincoln rejoined the league this year to make the MIAA a 12-team league. In August 1991, Judy Willson was hired as the MIAA’s first full-time sports information director. She left in 1994, and was succeeded by Matt Newbery, formerly the assistant sports information director at Pittsburg State. He became the assistant to the commissioner for media relations in 2005. Kellen Coleman replaced Newberry as Director of Communications for the 2008-09 season. A third full-time staff member was added in 2005, as former Emporia State track and field athlete Natasha Oakes was hired as the assistant to the commissioner for compliance. Larry House joined the staff in August 2007 as Assistant Commissioner for Championships and Business Development


george milton courts Emporia State dedicated its home tennis courts in honor of former tennis coach George Milton on May 14, 2004. Milton was head coach of the men’s tennis program from 196699 and guided the women’s program from 1976-99. He was a five-time NAIA District 10 men’s Coach of the Year and two-time women’s Coach of the Year. He guided the men’s team to the NAIA national tournament four times and sent an individual to the NCAA national tournament once. He led the women’s team to two NAIA national tournaments. His career dual match record at ESU was 329-170 for the men and 210-133 for the women. Milton is an advocate of exposing inner-city children to the game of tenESU Hall of Honor nis and he helped form Coach’s Corps. Tennis Coach George Milton. He has been praised for his efforts and tireless work ethic while working with youngsters in the Kansas City area through the Tennis in the Hood Program. Milton was inducted into the Missouri Valley Tennis Association Hall of Fame and the ESU Athletics Hall of Honor in 1999, received the ESU Teachers College Faculty Service Award in 1998, and entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 1993 for doubles play during his “Tennis Till It Hurts” event.

Milton Regular Season Year-by-Year at ESU Year Men Women 1966 10-6 1967 12-2 1968 12-4 1969 0-14 1970 9-5 1971 10-5 1972 9-6 1973 14-2 1974 15-2* 1975 16-0* ^ 1976 15-2* 8-3 1977 10-5 9-2 1978 12-4 10-4 1979 6-6 9-6 1980 7-6 7-8 1981 14-2* ^ 12-4 1982 13-3^ 14-4* ^ 1983 12-4 12-4 1984 10-3 11-5 1985 9-5 6-7 1986 10-3 6-8 1987 7-6 7-7 1988 8-6 6-8 1989 10-5 9-6 1990 9-5 12-5 1991 12-4 14-4 1992 15-3* ^ 1 5-2* ^ 1993 12-4 ! 0-13 1994 2-14 12-4 1995 13-3 13-2 1996 6-6 7-2 1997 4-8 4-7 1998 5-9 5-10 1999 1-8 2-8 Totals Men 329-170 (.659) Women 210-133 (.612) * NAIA District 10 Coach of the Year ^ Advanced to NAIA National Tournament ! Individual advanced to NCAA National Tournament

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